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Ready for You

(Ready #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  2,805 ratings  ·  225 reviews
A lifetime ago, he was my world.
But then I ran, and swore Id never return.
Never is a long time.

Growing up, it was never a matter of if when it came to Garrett Finnegan-- but when.
From the moment I met him, I knew Id met my perfect match. My soulmate.

In a split second decision, however, I let that perfectly paved future of ours slip away, and I said goodbye with nothing
ebook, 307 pages
Published May 25th 2014 by J.L. Berg LLC
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Mara De Guzman
4.5 Always Meant For You Stars!
ARC received for an honest review
Review on behalf of Give Me Books

Ahhh! I love second-chance romances, I really do. Especially when theres years after in between their love story. Garrett and Mias journey to their happily ever after is one of those youll feel like you were watching it on screen -- vivid and raw.

High school sweethearts and with clear plans for the future, Garrett and Mia thought their love for each other would surpass every bump and insecurities
Overall rating: 4 stars!!!

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My review:

This was a sweet story about second chances!! Mia and Garrett were high school sweethearts. The moment Garrett saw Mia, he knew that she was it for him. When she leaves him with nothing but
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Aaarrrggghhhhh!! I am so frustrated with this book!! It feels like it was written by a different author. This was almost a DNF but I gave it a chance because its by JL Berg and I am sure there is a valid explanation for everything. But I was sorely mistaken. I hated Mia...i hate her for what she did to Garrett. I hated her because I had such high hopes that she'd come through or that she would be able to redeem herself at least to me. I cant understand why they danced around the issue..they did ...more
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Its angry, angsty, achingly sad and then its adorable, romantic and sinfully sexy. J.L. gave me a toothache with this books sweetness and puffy eyes with its tear jerking moments.
She was my world, and I couldnt wait to spend the rest of my life with her

Until she left him, that is. Second chances by definition mean that there was a first chance. And with second chance romances, theres usually a regretful event that prevents the couple from having their happy from that point on.

So when Garrett
~ Becs ~
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Im very happy to report that JL Berg very much delivers on the promise hinted at in the previous book. Ready For You is every big as sexy, angsty and charming as weve come to expect from this author and its another heart-felt and emotional romance a great addition to the Ready series.

So, Garrett and Mia were High School sweethearts and very much in love and planning to spend the rest of their lives together. They had a secret which they were about to share with their families on Graduation Day
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. An enjoyable book about 2nd chances that probably could have been easily solved at the 1st chance but then we wouldn't get this book. Mia runs out on soulmate boyfriend (and fiancé) Garrett after their high school graduation ceremony (and a wedding proposal that she accepted). Turns out there was a secret between Mia and Garrett (think vomiting every morning in the high school bathroom) which Mia's manipulative mom persuades Mia to "take care of" before Mia ruins ...more
**A complimentary copy was provided by the author for blog tour**

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~~ 5 "Never Ending Love" Stars ~~

I LOVE this series!!!! Ready for You is book three in JL Berg's Ready Series. I have loved this series from the beginning with Clare and Logan's story and then when we got Leah and Declan's story. I was thrilled to know we would be getting a story about Garrett. When I met Garrett in the other books, I just knew he had a story to tell and
Oct 18, 2015 rated it liked it
I am enjoying this series. I read this book cover to cover while I couldn't sleep last night. It fully had my attention. Loved the characters.
Staci Bailey
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, arcs

WARNING: When reading a book written by J.L. Berg, you MUST make sure you have the following items: A FULLY CHARGED E-READER, TISSUES AND BATTERIES (come on, ladiesdo I really need to explain that one?).

J. L. Berg is one of the most talented people I know. If youve followed my reviews then you already know how gifted she is. Her debut novel was a beautifully written, emotional story and everything she has written since is just as amazing. Ive told her
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this series. Garrett and Mia's story doesn't disappoint. Full review closer to release date

Oh my poor heart! First I have to admit that JL is my writer crack. Truly love her female characters, strong, sassy (yay) and funny..Leah, I am looking at you! Then there are her men.oh Logan and Declanyou had my heartthen broody, passionate, broken Garrett came alongand I may have forgotten your names! Good thing all of you are in Ready For You to support my Garrett.

This book had me all over the
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-l-berg
As with the other Ready books by J. L. Berg I truly loved this one. The story of Garret and Mia, says that the one true love of your life can get you through any thing and get you any where. I cried and I giggled with these characters that Mrs. Berg has so brilliantly put on paper. I was so wrapped up in their lives, their pain, sorrow, love and joys. She has a way of pulling you into them and making you feel that pain and joy, you will shed a tear. Love and loss is in every day life, get this ...more
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
As much as I loved the first two books in the Ready series, especially #1, this one was not a favorite. Everything I loved in the first two - adult communication, no secrets, no running - seemed to be missing here. There were secrets and anger but they were just ignored, overlooked for awhile?! It just didn't make sense. The two MCs were ok. I didn't love them or dislike them although Mia was borderline annoying. Disappointed in this story as I had such high hopes based on 1 and 2 that I loved.
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: smut-romance
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Contemporary Romance. 3rd in the Ready Series of stand alones.
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Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ready for you to

come home

let go of the anger

leave the past behind



Its been eight years since Mia Emerson left Garrett Finnegan with nothing more than a note goodbye. Eight years where Garrett has done nothing but survive, throwing himself into his work and his family. Eight years without answers to why Mia left. And then one day, Mia returns, and Garretts need to breathe her in again and reclaim her consumes him, but can he get past the pain, the anger, and the secrets and truly
Cocktails and Books
I have been waiting for Garrett's story. We met him in in sister, Clare's, book and you knew there was a story behind the quiet, sullen man. There was a reason, in the form of high school sweetheart Mia, but as everything unfolds, we discover two people who were meant to be together and were caught up in things beyond their control.

I couldn't help but love Garrett. When his character was first introduced, I had this need to hug him. Despite not wanting to open up to people and generally pushing
Melanie Codina
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to receive an Advanced copy of Ready for You from Ms. Berg, and I am so glad that I did.

Even though I've read the previous two books in the series and was a big fan of both. I have to say that Ready for You was my favorite. Right from the beginning, I was hooked.
By the end of the prologue, Ms. Berg had me experiencing a variety of emotions. I went from happy and smiling to anxious and desperate. My need to know what happened, what could happen, and why, fueled my desperation and
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Ready series belongs to Claire's brother Garrett's Finnegan. And from the glimpses we got in Leah and Declan's story, his unhappiness was evident.

And I loved him. Sarcastic and witty he wears his heart on his sleeve. Mia broke his heart and this has shaped the man he has become yet he accepts this and his feelings. Mia has never forgiven herself for running, but as her reasons for doing so become clear, it is understandable but when they bump into one another all their
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-read
I really liked how this one was written with alternating POV within the same chapter. POV changes would occur mid scene but without overlap to allow being in both main character's heads. IT was very well done with flashback memories weaved through to tell the tale of past and present.

This second chance romance had all the feels, and any story that can make me sob twice is a winner. Beautiful romance, strong characters, superbly written. Highly recommend entire series, but can be read as a stand
Lyndy Ann ♫
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
What a turbulence relationship Mia and Garrett have trying to get over a painful past and moving on with the future not an easy journey for either of them. A very emotional story and I like that the story is told from both POV's OH YEAH and Garrett is HOT. Nice having the gang back together as well. Loving this series.
Joyce Dobson
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just finished the box set of the first 3 books of this series. I can't believe I had this series on my kindle for so long before finally reading it. Every book has been a 5***** read for me. Lovely stories and characters and once picked up I couldn't put each book down till it was finished. Well worth reading and I'd highly recommend them.
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it

4 ★s

I loved this! This was, by far, my favorite in the series. I love the characters, loved the storyline, and I just love this family. I will definitely be continuing on with the series and I'm looking forward to the next one.
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, giveaway-winner
I received an ARC from the author through facebook during a giveaway. Sending thanks out!

I found this to be a sweet story. It was a little bit too "fluffy" of a read for me which is why I rated it the way I did. But I generally liked it.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, series
First read for me for this author. Loved each and every one them. Well written and kept me engaged each storyline.

Another author to add to my favourites list.
Sharon Dunn
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am loving this series. Very well written.
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
absolutely loved it! I am so happy that Garrett and Mia found their HEA!
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series continue to tick all the boxes for me.

This book is a second chance romance and we find our why Garrett has been such a workaholic and very different from the 18 year old who graduated high school. - Mia .

Eight years after she left, Mia is back and all the pain, hurt and memories are back with her. How can Garrett and Mia overcome the past and move forward - with quite a bit of difficulty and some more pain and hurt along the way.

What I really loved as well was Leah. She is the
Sonia Martinez
Dec 28, 2019 rated it liked it
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Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audible-plus
I liked the first two in the series, but this was not for me. Mia is a horrible selfish person who makes all women look awful and Garrett truly needed either a spine or at the very least some self worth. Kept listening and even sped it up hopimg for me it would het better. Just couldn't imagine anyone outing up with her.
Dawn Cunningham Roether
Garretts Never Ending Love

Great story. I loved Garrett from the time he was introduced in Book 2. His story is definitely one that many can identify with. I love his heart and feel so bad that he insured so many years of pain.
Andrea Fernandez
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this story, I always enjoy a second chance romance. I found it kind of hard to relate Garrett and Mia. They had a sizzling connection and so much hurt between them I felt like they did not communicate as much as they should have. That being said, this was a cute story.
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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready series, the Walls duet and the Lost & Found series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her cuddled up, watching a movie with her family, obsessing ...more

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